Here at People Medical Consulting we like spreading what we know and giving you a clear pathway to your career. We’re answering a different question each week based on queries raised via our Facebook & Instagram profiles.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION…?
AMC Part 1 + English Language- what AHPRA am I eligible for?
Doctors who have completed their EPIC verification, and hold AMC Part 1 and passed their English Language are eligible for Limited AHPRA Registration.
Note: Scores for passing English Language are:
- IELTS (academic ) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
- OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
- PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
- TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: • 24 for listening • 24 for reading • 27 for writing, and • 23 for speaking.
When applying for Limited AHPRA Registration, keep in mind that there are two different forms, with different requirements.
The first, and until recently the most commonly applied for is the AANG-30- Application for Limited AHPRA Registration, Area of Need. AANG-30 (Area of Need or AON) requires the practice to apply for an Area of Need certificate prior to the application to AHPRA, and has a 3 year experience requirement for the doctor applying. This experience is assessed in a similar way to RACGP so holding 3 years is not enough- you will need 5+ years to be approved on this registration. Additionally, you will apply to AHPRA prior to sitting your PESCI to be approved.
The alternative to this application is ALPS-30- Application for Limited AHPRA Registration, Post Graduate Training & Supervised Practice. ALPS-30 (Post Graduate Training & Supervised Practice) requires an additional document in conjunction with the Supervision Plan and Positions Description. You will also require a “training plan” based on your individual gaps in knowledge. This plan should be developed based on scores from prior tests taken and real gaps as identified by your supervisor to be. ALPS-30 does not have an identified experience requirement however; this does not mean AHPRA will give you registration if you have no GP experience- it just means that it isn’t a defined consideration.
If you have completed AMC Part 1 & Part 2 then you are not eligible for Limited AHPRA Registration- you will apply for Provisional AHPRA Registration.
If our team can help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We provide as much information as we can, and we help at every stage of the process. Contact our team at [email protected] to find out more about how we can help you.
People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, Migration for all with a special emphasis on Medical and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemption